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    California Firefighter Collapses, Dies while Working Out

    California Firefighter Collapses, Dies while Working Out
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    Editor's Note: Inside Bay Area has reported that Reed had come off a three-day shift Saturday morning and had responded to a house fire the night before.

    Lt. Kevin Reed, a 16-year veteran of the Oakland Fire Department, collapsed and died Saturday morning while working out at a gym in downtown Oakland. He was 47.

    Reed was stationed at North Oakland's Station No. 8, off 51st Street, and was an active executive board member of the firefighter's union Local 55, according to the department. He also competed on various sports teams, including softball, for the department.

    Firefighters on Saturday said his sense of humor was infectious and his gregarious nature made him an "extremely likable member" of the department.

    But for all of his dedication as a firefighter, they added, he was an even more dedicated husband and father.

    Reed lived in El Cerrito and is survived by a wife and a daughter.

    At Station No. 8 on Saturday, officers of the department's Critical Incident Stress Management Team counseled members of Reed's Station No. 8 crew, who were released for the remainder of the shift.

    Relief crews provided cover.

    Formal memorial arrangements were still pending Saturday evening.

    Funeral Information

    Services for Firefighter Reed are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703.




    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=53049

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    Reed, Kevin

    Age: 47
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 01/21/2007
    Duty Type: After
    Incident Time: 00:09
    Activity Type: Fitness Activity
    Death Date: 01/21/2007
    Fixed Prop. Use: N/A

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Oakland Fire Department
    150 Frank H Ogawa PLZ
    STE 3354
    Oakland , California 94612

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Reed passed away following a medical emergency (heart attack) while performing physical fitness training. Reed had responded to a residential structure fire the evening before while on-shift.


    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2007

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